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9 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus slams Ocala and Marion County

Nine more local residents have died of COVID-19 as the number of new cases spiked across the state and Marion County.

Six of the latest fatalities were residents of Lake County and the other three lived in Marion County. They are among the 1,610 tri-county area deaths, the 31,696 across the state and the 515,985 across the country.

All told, Florida is reporting 1,918,100 cases – an increase of 7,179 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 1,882,865 are residents. A total of 81,279 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 31,022 in correctional facilities. Across the state, 79,731 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 27,750 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 87 in a 24-hour period. There have been 806 deaths and 1,750 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 20,387 cases – an overnight increase of 64. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,742), Dunnellon (1,257), Belleview (1,194), Silver Springs (576), Citra (467), Ocklawaha (435), Reddick (282), Fort McCoy (280), Anthony (264), Weirsdale (219), The Villages (179), Salt Springs (49), Flemington (34), McIntosh (29), Sparr (21), Orange Lake (21), Lowell (18), Candler (17), East Lake (11), Fairfield (8), Orange Springs (7) and Morriston (6).

Below is a breakdown of other COVID-19 activity in the local area:

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 60,565 – increase of 246
  • Deaths: 1,610
  • Hospitalizations: 3,552

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 24,744 – increase of 109
  • Deaths: 566
  • Hospitalizations: 1,292
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (6,473), Leesburg (3,831), Eustis (2,191), Mount Dora (1,871) and Tavares (1,802).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,071 – increase of 50
  • Deaths: 238
  • Hospitalizations: 510
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (3,839), Wildwood (945), Bushnell (854), Coleman (829) and Oxford (458).

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